On Thursday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least twenty-four Palestinians, including siblings, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank after the soldiers invaded many communities and violently searched dozens of homes. The army also shot one Palestinian with live fire in Bethlehem.
In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, many army vehicles invaded Silwad town, northeast of the city, searched homes, and abducted Farid Abdul-Halim Hammad, 49, Qassem Riyad Hammad, 36, Abdul-Rahman Jibril Hammad, 20, and Khalil Hasan Hamed, 36.
The soldiers also detained a former political prisoner, Bassam Abdul-Rahma Hammad, 48, along with Luay Noah Hammad, 36, and Mohammad Jibril Hammad, 30, and released them after a few hours of interrogation.
It is worth mentioning that Bassam is the father of Anas Hammad, 21, who Israeli soldiers killed on December 4th, 2015.
In Beitin village, northeast of Ramallah, the soldiers abducted Raed Taye’ Hamed, the head of Beitin Village Council, after invading his home and searching it.
The soldiers also invaded Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, and searched homes before abducting two former political prisoners, Abdul-Rahman Rimawi and Wisam Mteir al-Asmar.
Another former political prisoner, Wisam Qatesh, was abducted from his home in Ein Yabrud village, east of Ramallah.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded the as-Samu town, south of Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank, and abducted Hamza Mohammad Rawashda after invading his home and searching it.
In Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes before abducting Odai Hasan Hammash, 29, and Mohammad Nidal Abu Aker, 26, in addition to shooting a young man during ensuing protests.
In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers, including undercover units, invaded Jaba’ and Deir Abu Da’if towns and abducted six Palestinians, including four siblings.
Local sources said Israeli undercover soldiers infiltrated the Ja’ba town, southwest of Jenin, before breaking into homes and abducting four siblings, Rashad, Mohammad, Ghazi, and Emad, the brothers of the Secretary of Fateh movement in Razi Amin Ghannam.
They added that regular army units surrounded the home before breaking into it and interrogated the family for a few hours while violently searching the property.
The soldiers informed the family that they also wanted to arrest Amin, but he wasn’t at home and told them he needed to head to the nearby military base.
In addition, the soldiers abducted Mo’in Alawna from his home in the town after storming his home and searching it.
In Deir Abu Da’if town, east of Jenin, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mahasna, after invading his home and ransacking it.
In Qalqilia, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes before abducting Mohammad Jom’a Salim, Moath Islam Radwan, Mohammad Bilal Radwan, Salah Yacoub Sweidan, Adel Faleh Dahbour, Mahmoud Hasan Salama, and Mustafa Bilal Enaya.